St. Thomas Sunday - 05/08/16

Christ is Risen!    Христос Воскресе! 

Χριστός Ανέστη!   المسيح قام!  


On Sunday, May 8th the community at Christ the Saviour celebrated our patronal feast - St. Thomas Sunday (Antipascha); as well as Mother's Day. His Eminence Archbishop Mark presided at the Divine Liturgy, along with our parish clergy (Fr. Stephen & Fr. Daniel) and visiting clergy (Fr. John Maxwell, Fr. Paul Fetsko, & Dn. Mikel Hill). At the conclusion of the Liturgy we sang "memory eternal" for our departed mothers, and "many years" to the devout women of our parish who share in the vocation of motherhood, both physical and spiritual. 


The clergy and faithful also made a Paschal procession and offered a blessing to commemorate our parish feast. A special thanks to our O Club, who distributed gifts to all of the women of our parish, and to our Men's Club who prepared a delicious meal to celebrate our Parish Feast and Mother's Day.


(Aposticha Hymn) Oh, most glorious wonder! Doubt bore certain faith. Thomas said: “Unless I see, I shall not believe!” By touching His side, he blessed the incarnate Son of God, Who had suffered in the flesh, and he proclaimed the resurrected God, crying out with joy: “My Lord and my God, glory to Thee!”